Ahead of a meeting Wednesday to address faculty’s objections to Pomona College’s recent decision to furlough staff members, the Faculty Executive Committee released a statement denouncing the college’s decision.
Several faculty at the Claremont Colleges canceled or postponed their classes on Sept. 8 and 9 as part of a nationwide movement to bring attention to issues of racial injustice, police violence and systemic racism in the U.S.
At least 85 faculty members called for furloughs to be reversed in a letter presented to college administrators Wednesday.
Pomona College announced it will furlough 264 campus staff members, citing a budget deficit of more than $37 million for the fiscal year.
Pitzer and Pomona students were confused and frustrated when they learned that their ability to work this semester would be curbed by restrictions on hours.
Pomona College will announce a decision whether to furlough some staff members by September 1, officials said.
Nearly a thousand 5C students, faculty and alumni have signed a petition to remove Robert Millikan’s name from Pomona’s Millikan Laboratory.
Pomona, Pitzer, Scripps and Claremont McKenna are suing the federal government over a recent ICE ruling impacting international students.
Pomona College announced it will be online-only this coming fall, according to an announcement made online and via email this morning by President G. Gabrielle Starr.
Though the coronavirus threw the transition to college into uncertainty for many, the 5Cs have mostly assembled their classes of 2024.